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March Madness 2019 live stream: how to watch every NCAA basketball game online from anywhere

By | March 17th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Get your brackets ready because March Madness 2019 is finally here.

The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament or March Madness as it’s more commonly known, is a 68-team college tournament that starts on Sunday, March 17 with the selection show and lasts until the National Championship game on Monday, April 8. And with TechRadar's handy guide, you can make sure that you get a March Madness live stream from wherever in the world you are.

Villanova won last year’s national championship and currently Duke, Tennessee, Virginia and Gonzaga are this year’s top seeds.… Read the full article

UK government criticized over cybersecurity

By | March 15th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

The UK government has made several missteps in its plan to protect the country's critical infrastructure from cyberattacks according to a recent assessment conducted by the National Audit Office (NAO).

In our increasingly digital world, the government has grown worried that its critical infrastructure will be targeted by foreign states looking to disrupt daily life.

The National Cyber Security Programme is set to be funded until 2021 and so far one of its most successful projects has been the establishment of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).… Read the full article

Major mobile malware campaigns hit 250m downloads

By | March 13th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Two massive mobile adware and data stealing campaigns that already have over 250m global downloads have been discovered by Check Point Research.

Both campaigns target smartphones running Android and exploit the mobile app development supply chain to infect devices and perform malicious actions.

The first campaign has been dubbed SimBad because most of the infected apps are simulator games and so far this mobile adware campaign already has 147m downloads across 210 infected apps on the Google Play Store.

SimBad makes smartphones almost unusable as it displays countless ads outside of the affected app with no visible way to uninstall it.… Read the full article

Half of UK firms hit by phishing

By | March 13th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

In the last two years, almost half (45%) of UK organizations have been compromised by phishing attacks according to new research from Sophos.

The firm surveyed 906 IT directors in Western Europe to reveal that larger businesses are most likely to have been compromised by phishing attacks despite the fact that they are most likely to conduct phishing and cyber threat awareness training.

While organizations in the UK fell victim to phishing at a similar rate to those in France (49%) and the Netherlands (44%), those in Ireland performed significantly better with just 25 percent of Irish respondents saying they had fallen victim to phishing in the last two years.… Read the full article

1 in 10 UK businesses are at risk from cyber threats

By | March 13th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

One in every nine business PCs worldwide is at risk of infection from malware at any time according to new research from Avast.

The firm utilized its own threat detection and intelligence data from August to September 3018 to compile its Avast Global PC Risk Report 2019 which compared the likelihood of a cyberattack on PCs in SMBs by country and region to determine the most 'at risk' places.

Avast found that Pakistan, Vietnam and China are the riskiest places to be a business with more than a one in three chance of infection. 

On the other hand, the US, the Netherlands and Ireland recorded the lowest business risk ratio globally though each country still had a one in eleven chance of infection.… Read the full article

Misconfigured Box accounts lead to sensitive data leaks

By | March 11th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Employees from dozens of major organizations have accidentally been leaking sensitive company and customer data by sharing public links to files in their Box enterprise storage accounts.

The discovery was made by the cybersecurity firm Adveris which found that major tech and corporate giants had inadvertently left company data exposed.

Data stored in a Box enterprise account is private by default but users have the ability to share files and folders with anyone through a publicly accessible link. Adveris discovered that these secret links can easily be discovered by others.… Read the full article

Hackers steal 6TB Citrix data haul

By | March 11th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Iranian-backed hackers have managed to steal vast amount of data from Citrix which handles sensitive projects for the White House communications agency, the US military, the FBI and many US businesses.

The US-based software company came under attack in December and again last week according to the cybersecurity firm Resecurity which first notified the company and law enforcement agencies regarding the attacks.

The assault on Citrix was carried out by the Iranian hacking group Iridium which employed brute force attacks to guess the firm's passwords.… Read the full article

Cyberattacks costing businesses millions each year

By | March 8th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Dealing with cyberattacks is becoming increasingly costly for businesses according to new research from Accenture and the Ponemon Institute which have revealed that malware and “malicious insider” related attacks accounted for one-third of all cyberattack costs in 2018.

The firm interviewed over 2,600 security and IT professionals at 355 organizations worldwide to compile its “Cost of Cybercrime Study” that found the cost to businesses due to malware increased by 11 percent to more than $2.6m per company.

At the same time, the cost due to malicious insiders, which Accenture defines as employees, temporary staff, contractors and business partners, jumped by 15 percent to $1.6m per organization.… Read the full article

Security becoming one of the top workplace worries

By | March 7th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

As data breaches exposing sensitive company data become more common, new research from McAfee has revealed that being the cause of a data breach or cyber attack is one of the main work-related worries keeping employees up at night.

Of those surveyed, one in five (21%) of employees said they are worried that they will do something at work that will result in a data breach or click on a dodgy link that results in their corporate network being infected.

To make matters worse, these work-related anxieties are leading to a lack of confidence, loss of sleep and even illness as employees try their best to navigate today's increasingly complicated threat landscape. 

Over a quarter (25.8%) of respondents reported suffering from stress-related illnesses with 14.8 percent admitting to taking sick days to avoid going in to their workplace.… Read the full article

Microsoft opens first African data centers

By | March 7th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Microsoft has opened its first African data centers in Cape Town and Johannesburg in an effort to provide South Africa with faster access to Azure Cloud.

The new data centers will be the software giant's first in the region following Huawei who recently made its cloud service available in Johannesburg. 

This also marks one of the first times that Microsoft is ahead of AWS which doesn't plan to open its own data centers in South Africa until 2020.

The company had previously said that its new data centers would be online by the end of 2018.… Read the full article